The Weekly Walk: Woof, Obie!

The Weekly WalkArticle of the Week: Downsized Dachshund

Today we are ending the “Obie Weight-loss Update” section of the Weekly Walk. Obie and his owner Nora Vanatta have been an inspiration. Obie came to the media’s attention by weighing 77 lbs after his elderly owners had loved him with too much food. Nora took him in, and with her assistance, an exercise regime, a weight-loss plan, some surgery to rid Obie of his sagging flesh from losing so much weight, this plump dachshund went from 77 lbs last August to a slimmer 27 lbs this August. Now Obie goes on hikes and walks 5Ks, enjoying himself like a pooch should. We have loved seeing his transformation and all the people his tenacity has touched. We will continue watching Obie have fun as a fitter pup, and we will post news about him that we still find amusing or heartwarming, but since his Tuesday weigh-ins happen less frequently now, we are going to leave regular updates about him to others, rather than posting random tidbits about his week each Friday.

And with that, we want to say: Thank you for sharing your journey with us, Nora and Obie. Woof!

Joke of the Week

Q: What time is it when 5 dogs chase 1 cat?

A: Five after one.

Treat of the Week

We shared the recipe for peanut butter banana dog treats almost a year ago, but it still sounds too good not to share again.

Anagram of the Week

Solve the anagram “Dodo Fish.”

Hint: hungry bowl.

Highlight the space after the colon for the answer: Food Dish  

Photo of the Week


Video of the Week

Even if you haven’t seen Grease, you will fall in love with Rookie the dog and owner Carolyn doing a dance routine from the movie.


As always, thank you for taking the Weekly Walk with us. Let us know your thoughts by barking below, on Twitter, or Facebook. Woof!